The Lute Society: Meetings


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Lute society meetings are free for all to attend, although there is usually a charge if you wish to attend the recital at the end of the meeting.

Agendas from previous meetings are available.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are generally held at the Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA (nearest tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street).

Next quarterly meeting

May 11, at The Dutch Church, London

This meeting (which begins with our AGM) offers something refreshingly different. Peter Martin will talk on the fascinating and often funny stories of the early days of the modern lute revival, with a 'show and tell' of some precious antique books; the rest of the day will be dedicated to the lute as a street instrument, in iconography - and in the hands of today's popular entertainers, including radio DJ and street performer Lady Lovelylute, and irrepressible duo 'The Night Watch' who will give an unashamedly popular recital.

10.30 Coffee
11.00 Annual General Meeting
12.00 The lute as a street instrument, a talk by David van Edwards
1.00 Lunch
2.15 The long and winding road to the lute revival, pioneering publications 1850-1950, a talk by Peter Martin
3.00 Special film screening ‘Lady Lovelylute’ presented by director Laura Jane Stratford, and the star of the film, Stephanie Feeney
4.00 Home-made cake, tea and wine
4.30 The Lute Society recital: ‘The Lute and the Street’ concert by The Night Watch

Future meetings in 2019

  • September 7, at The Dutch Church, London
  • Sept 21 Dowland song workshop with Jacob Heringman, joint meeting with NEEMF, Shadwell, Yorkshire
  • November 16, at The Dutch Church, London

Pictures from recent meetings

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